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Essig PLM Selected by Whirley-DrinkWorks!

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Essig PLM, a leading provider of enterprise technology solutions and consultancy services, announced that it successfully completed a product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation for Whirley-DrinkWorks!, a leader in developing and producing products for the food and beverage industry.

As an Aras Certified Partner, Essig PLM deployed the Aras Innovator PLM solution at Whirley-DrinkWorks! after effectively conducting a Discovery and Proof of Concept phase. In addition, Essig PLM’s Connectors for PLM, which include in-depth CAD integrations with Aras Innovator, will facilitate the part, mold and tool CAD data management for all Whirley products.

“The driving factors for implementing Aras Innovator was its ability to handle our art and product management workflows along with Essig PLM’s CAD Connector,” said Jeff Nelson, Sales Operations Manager at Whirley-DrinkWorks!. “The Proof of Concept demonstrated flexibility of the application to support our product development requirements.”

With this implementation, Whirley-DrinkWorks! will achieve the following benefits:

  • Centralized management of product information including bill of materials and custom designs
  • Workflow to automate processes such as New Product Development and Artwork Approval
  • Enable global collaboration between sales, customers, product development and supply chain
  • Ensure all departments worldwide have real-time, read-only access to latest design elements

“We were very impressed with Essig PLM’s team from the communication to the engagement of the Aras project,” said Bob Bertch, VP of Engineering and Product Development at Whirley-DrinkWorks!. “The project was well-defined, on time, on budget and very well received at Whirley-DrinkWorks!.”

About Whirley-DrinkWorks!

For nearly 60 years, Whirley-DrinkWorks! has been designing and manufacturing branded refillable food and beverage products and supporting marketing programs. In addition to our Whirley – Made in the USA everyday plastic products, we also have DrinkWorks – unique custom product development capability, and ValidFill RFID technology that can drive self-serve pre-paid revenue. Visit

About Essig PLM

Essig PLM is a leading provider of enterprise technology solutions and consultancy services proven to increase operational efficiency and enable innovation. With best-in-class PDM, PLM and CAD integration software and services, Essig PLM is committed to delivering value-driven solutions that support companies of various sizes, industries and locations worldwide. Visit

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